Natural Resources Conservation Service Dam Design and Dam Safety Resources: Policy, Procedures, and Tools: Agenda


  1. Overview of NRCS Work on Dams                                              

A. NRCS History

B. NRCS Watershed Projects

C. Hazard Class Change

D. Aging Infrastructure

E. NRCS Dam Safety Efforts

  1. NRCS Engineering and Dam Safety Resources                      

A. NRCS Engineering Policy

1. NRCS General Manual

2. NRCS National Engineering Manual

B. NRCS Technical Resources

1. Field Handbooks

2. Technical Notes

3. Technical Releases

4. Specifications

5. Computer Software

C. National Handbook of Conservation Practices

D. NRCS - DamWatch®

  1. NRCS Dam Rehabilitation                                                              

A. Overview

1. Public Law 83-566

2. Watershed Rehabilitation Planning Policy

3. Watershed Rehabilitation Planning Guidance

B. Dam assessments

C. Project Planning.

D. Project Implementation.

E. NRCS & Sponsor Actions Prior to Construction

  1. NRCS Manual Updates in Process                                              

A. TR-60 Earth Dams and Reservoirs

B. Seismic Analysis Manual

C. Design of Articulated Concrete Block Armored Spillways

D. NEH Chapter 30 Concrete Design

E. NEH Chapter 70 Riser Design

F. NEH Part 642 Specifications

G. NEH Part 645 Construction Inspection

H. TR-56 Vegetative Wave Protection


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